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Ankota: Ushering in the Next Generation of Homecare Blog

Video Photo Album of the New York State HCP Show 2009

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 30, 2009 12:00:00 AM

Ankota wants to thank the New york State Health Care Providers for the warm welcome we received at the 2009 HCP Annual Management Conference and Exhibition.  Yours is a terrific organization made up of outstanding individuals.  We're proud to be a part of your organization and look forward to growing relationships with many of you.  Thank you to all of you who came to learn about the Healthcare Deliver Management solutions delivered by Ankota and the ways we can help the fine licenced agencies of New York State.

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Obama Healthcare Plan Enhanced by Hip-Hop Artist T-Pain

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 29, 2009 9:34:00 AM

Here's one for a little fun.  Hip-Hop Artist T Pain uses an effect on his voice called Auto-Tune to achieve his unique sound.  This video, from the Jimmy Kimmel show applies Auto-Tune to Obama's healthcare speech.

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Home Care Mobile Software Moving to the Smart Phone

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 29, 2009 9:05:00 AM

As relatively new contributors to the Blogosphere, sometimes we simply need to give the nod to the elder statesman in homecare technology and in this case, we pass the baton to Tim Rowan of Home Care Technology Report and Dr. Robert Fazzi.

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iPhone App for Diabetes Gets $100,000 Grant... Of Course it Does!

Posted by Will Hicklen on Oct 21, 2009 12:36:00 PM

I just read an interesting article by Mitch Wagner @ Information Week HealthCare (link below), talking about a $100,000 grant made to a Princeton student to continue developing an iPhone app that serves diabetics.

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Senate Finance Committee approves Health Care Reform Bill

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 19, 2009 11:34:00 AM

In our ongoing efforts to keep the home care software community informed of what's going on in our industry, here's an explanation of what the senate finance committee approved.  The diagram below and the corresponding article are courtesy of AARP.  Click on the picture to see the full article.

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Carla Braveman wins iPOD Give-Away from Ankota at NAHC Show

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 14, 2009 9:11:00 AM

Carla Braveman, President and CEO of Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, FL was the winner of Ankota's iPOD give-away at the NAHC 28th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Los Angeles, CA.  Carla's credentials include RN, BSN, M. Ed., and CHCE and now the new distinction of being the NAHC Board Member representing hospice.

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Crisis in Healthcare Reform & NAHC Conference Converge This Week in LA

Posted by Will Hicklen on Oct 12, 2009 5:24:00 PM

The crisis facing the home healthcare care industry has never been more severe than it is today. Just as the NAHC National Conference is taking place this week, Congress prepares to vote on health care reform bills that will decide the fate of many of these businesses. Association President Val Halamandaris explains this threat and NAHC's position in a video statement on the NAHC web site. He explains it in a very frank, clear manner and I encourage you to take a few minutes to view it here http://www.nahc.org/

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NAHC Awards Legislator of the Year to Rep. Henry Waxman

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 12, 2009 10:02:00 AM

Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) gave the opening keynote address to the attendees of the NAHC 28th Annual Meeting and Exposition.  In his presentation, Congressman Waxman demonstrated a keen understanding of what's at stake:

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WSJ - iPhones and Blackberries in Healthcare Delivery Management

Posted by Will Hicklen on Oct 8, 2009 12:38:00 PM

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125487806705169673.html

At first glance, this is interesting. After all, we all have cell phones and are entertained by the explosion of the utility these little devices deliver. I would encourage you to think deeper than that. We are on the front end of a massive shift in the way healthcare is delivered and managed and the penetration of mobile devices is merely symptomatic. They are a necessary piece of the infrastructure and the market is responding to that opportunity.

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Home Care Software Geek explains Twitter

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 7, 2009 1:09:00 PM

Being the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Ankota pretty much makes me a geek.  So one of the things I'll do on this blog is to help explain what's going on in the technology world to the home health community...

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Website Reminds Us of the Value of Home Care

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 4, 2009 6:05:00 PM

The website www.HelpUsChooseHome.com features a great video depicting and describing the value of Home Care.  It describes the savings that the health care system achieves through home care and shows the improved quality of life that is achieved when people are able to stay at home rather then being in a hospital or nursing home.

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